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The VDW’s Trade Fairs

EMO Hannover: Innovate Manufacturing

We host the EMO Hannover, the world’s leading trade fair for production technology, twice in succession in the odd years in Hanover. It is held under the aegis of the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries(Cecimo). Every sixth year, the Italian machine tool association hosts the EMO in Milan. The venue cycle for the EMO is Hanover – Hanover – Milan – Hanover – Hanover – Milan.

Next event: September 2023

METAV: international exhibition for metalworking technologies

As the EMO’s regional counterpart, we have since 1980 been hosting the METAV in Düsseldorf. With this international trade fair for metalworking technologies – the METAV showcases the entire spectrum of capabilities for metalworking, production and automation – we are offering an optimal presentation platform for companies that between EMOs wish to reach primarily the German and EU markets.

Next event: 20 to 23 February 2024

GrindingHub: The new hub of international grinding technology

With its clear focus, international approach and modern, hybrid trade fair concept, we make the GrindingHub the new industry meeting place for grinding technology – from the industry for the industry. The strong team of VDW, Messe Stuttgart and SWISSMEM as the promotional supporter, will bundle industry and trade fair expertise and create the new leading trade fair for the grinding industry at the modern Stuttgart trade fair venue for the first time in 2022.

Next event: 14 to 17 May 2022

Partner event

EMO Milano

Alternating with EMO Hannover, organised by the VDW on behalf of the European umbrella organisation Cecimo, Ucimu organises EMO Milano in Milan. The schedule is based on the Hanover-Hanover-Milan-Hanover sequence.

Next event: October 2027